Having spent several decades on this earth (OK, a couple more than just several), I have discovered that there is more than one “clumsy age” in life. Didn’t like it the first time in those pubescent years (remember tripping over your own feet in class??) and I certainly don’t like it now when it’s mis-judging the stairs or doorframes because of bifocals or expanded hips.
Use basketball to improve balance and coordination
I’ve heard that as humans age, their balance and coordination suffers. I’ve also heard that exercise helps – and basketball is one sport that can really benefit the maintenance of coordination and balance skills. (And yes, once you get to a certain age, I think coordination and balance can be a skill …)
Think about the comment people make when someone is clumsy – “He can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.” Now apply that to basketball and you have the solution I’m thinking about:
- Running and dribbling
- Jumping and shooting
- Pivoting and passing or
- Pivoting and shooting
You get it – moving your body in two ways at the same time takes concentration, focus and (Yay!) coordination. Not to mention strength and endurance.
But, if you are like me and a little embarrassed with your clumsy age (bifocals and added girth) playing basketball at the local gym can be a little intimidating in front of all the “young bods.” Don’t fret – there’s a grand solution:
Build your own home basketball court!!!
The Goalrilla Basketball Goal is a quality solution for a home court
Having a basketball court at home is not as difficult or as costly as you might think. In fact, the Basketball Goal Store has a wide selection of Goalrilla Basketball Goal systems (even some real deals like overstocks). Because they are the BIGGEST online Goalrilla Goal retailer, they use their volume buying power to maintain huge inventories and can pass the savings on to (lucky) you.
Because of the quality of the original premium in-ground Goalrilla Goal, it will be the last one you will ever need to buy – even if you move (because with the unique anchoring system, you can take it with you).
Visit the Basketball Goal Store to get answers to all the questions you might have.
After you get a Goalrilla Goal installed and you start practicing, you’ll find that your coordination and balance will improve – and so will your confidence. It won’t be long before you start inviting friends over to play (or beat their pants off – but hey, that’s your business!!).
-Pat of the Basketball Goal Store Blog Team